Don’t knock it till you try it! This Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie is truly magical. Smooth, creamy and delicious – you’ll be making this smoothie all year long!

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I know what you’re thinking, “Kale that tastes like ice cream? Come on, is there any way that can be true?” I didn’t believe it myself until the oh-so-fabulous Aussie blogger, The Blender Girl (aka Tess Masters), came over to my house to make her insanely cool, creamy and delicious kale-based smoothie recipe which none of us could stop drinking. This smoothie is from her cookbook The Blender Girl, and is the most popular recipe in that book for good reason!

So, why worry about adding kale to your smoothies? Good question! And I’d love to be the one to answer that for you. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! It’s loaded with tons of vitamins like Vitamins A, K and C, and it’s packed with antioxidants that are overall good for boosting your immunity. It’s no wonder why I use it in tons of recipes like this Kale Avocado SaladVanilla Kale Spirulina Smoothie, Tropical Protein Greens Smoothie or even in these Pizza Quesadillas!


Back to this kale smoothie! How is it so delicious? Ingredients like the bananas and dates add a touch of sweetness. The cashews make it super creamy, but the true star is one of the most simple ingredients of all time… ICE! Adding ice to this smoothie is what gives it that ice cream like quality that both kids and adults alike will go crazy for! 


I can’t say enough good things about this Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie or its creator, The Blender Girl aka Tess Masters. I hope you’ll give it a try and become as obsessed with it as me and my family have been for years!


Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie

This Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie is full of good for you ingredients and oh so delicious!
4.50 from 2 votes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes


  • blender


  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder, optional
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup torn-up curly green kale leaves
  • 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates, soaked OR 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes (a little less if using frozen bananas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger, optional


  • Put all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about a minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like a bit more kale, sweetener, or ginger.)
  • Note: with a conventional blender, you’ll get the smoothest consistency if you use maple syrup or chop the dates finely.



Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. 5 stars
    I made this one day, hopelessly searching the site for a good breakfast. I had to change a few ingredients, the cashews I replaced with almonds, the vanilla extract with vanilla powder(sweetened), I chose maple syrup over dates, and didn’t add the probiotic powder or ginger. Still, it was delicious, and I’ll definitely be using this recipe again, maybe when I have more of the original ingredients!

  2. This recipe sounds amazing and I’d make it for my kale hating friend and see if he notices kale is one of the ingredients! Currently my favorite blender recipe is hummus.

  3. As I’m watching this, my 6 yr old is preparing her smoothie of avocado, plain yogurt, green grapes, apple, honey and milk. We had to make another batch because we both slurped it up so fast from the blender!

4.50 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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